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Bègles > Esprit B

The 48 housing units in the Esprit B apartment block were designed with budget optimisation uppermost in mind and are composed of a series of ‘tubes for habitation’, set one above the other to respect town planning regulations. The façade of each tube is entirely glazed and the apartments within are thus very bright. Inside, living space, rather than corridors for public or private use, has been optimised.
As a means of breaking free from the monotonous design of most blocks of flats, the volumes are offset in counterpoised form, thus increasing the inhabitants’ sense of intimacy. Only black and white have been used for the rendering, doors and windows, railings, blinds and shutters. This extremely rational, graphic design plays on two colours and syncopated volumes, enriching the Terres Sud development zone with its presence where it stands next to a collective car park.
program
construction of 48 dwellings
project management
atelier d'architecture King Kong, ITH, Qualiconsult
client: Cogedim
location: Bègles Terres Sud (33)
surface area: 2 925 m²
Cost (VAT included): 2 812 610 €
date: completed in October 2017
images/photos: Arthur Péquin
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